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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:42 PM

Huff Post: Steven Crowder Punched: Man Claims Fox News Contributor Goaded Other Union Protesters


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/12/steven-crowder-punched_n_2287169.html?1355345423

Dave Jamieson

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A Lansing man who joined the protests Tuesday against Michigan's controversial right-to-work legislation claims that Steven Crowder, the Fox News contributor who was punched by a protester, had goaded pro-union activists prior to the apparent assault, a claim Crowder vehemently denies.

Ken Spitzley, a state agriculture department employee, told HuffPost that he walked to the protest at the state Capitol during a break from work and that he witnessed Crowder getting in protesters' faces.

"He was just after everybody," said the 56-year-old Spitzley, a procurement technician whose workplace is represented by the United Auto Workers. "There was no question he was there just to start a fight, to start some kind of trouble."

In an interview, Crowder said he was provoking protesters merely with his presence as a conservative and his pointed questions on right-to-work legislation. He described the assault as "brutal" and completely undeserved.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:45 PM

1. Reporters are not suppose to try to be part of the story.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:49 PM

3. FAUX SnewZ personalities are not reporters they are performers, and provocateurs

At least "Some people say" that

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Response to Vincardog (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:39 PM

6. I agree. What we need to do is emphasize the point they are not suppose to be part of the story.

It needs to be in the mind of the public.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:47 PM

2. Fox News hires Attack/Confrontation Producers

 

to go out on the streets as provocateurs.
Then the wing nuts get to be the victims when they get their asses kicked in.
Are there any non-bullies in the right wing blovi-sphere?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:58 PM

4. The NBA is cracking down on floppers

so when is the rest of society going to follow?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:59 PM

5. So why doesn't he release the full video?

Crowder released an edited video but he no doubt has more footage. If he was really acting professionally as he claims it would seem that he would want to release the full video to bolster his claims.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:08 AM

7. Crowder is only a comedian and blogger.

He is not a news man of any sort.

Look at his web site. www.stevencrowder.com. He's a comedian who has parleyed this incident into agitprop.

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